Seconds: The reserves once again tasted sweet victory with a 77 point drubbing of the Demons.
The big bustling Cody Heazlewood and the mercurial Gerald Towler put on a master clinic up forward kicking 5 goals a piece and were simply unstoppable.
Some supporters were even seen with tears of pure joy streaming down their faces as they watched the powerful Heazlewood drag in one handed marks at will. Jamie Bond made a welcome return to football and Noel Baxter again had the footy on a string. Adam Fox’s ball use was again exceptional, and James Morrow again found himself in the best with another quality performance.
Thirds: Berrigan’s thirds played top side Jerilderie and with the Saints undermanned Jerilderie were on the go from the first bounce.
The back line was led by Tom Whelan who was taking countless marks in defence, along with Riley Dempster. Miles Curtin worked tirelessy with Mason Peters earning a best on ground performance under a lot of pressure.
The usual suspects performed well, namely Fraser Haintz, Ben Fox, Bailey Modderkolk and Riley Nolan and our only goal kicker for the day Coleby Hellyer-Maud.
Fourths: Jerilderie jumped the Saints in the first quarter but it was a great effort by defenders Ben Ackerly and John O’Neill taking some telling marks on the last line of defence.
After the coach settled the boys at quarter time the Saints kicked into gear with James Curtin, Darcy Pyle and Aidan Fennell controlling the middle of the ground with Matt Whelan as a major focal point up forward.
The third quarter was an arm wrestle with Berrigan just hanging in there by 11 points.
Pyle was at the bottom of most packs and Max Cameron was getting on top of his opponent while Aiydin Cairns and Hamish Cameron provided a lot of drive up forward.
The fourth quarter saw an inspirational speech from the coach, but Jerilderie kicked the first goal and the pressure was on.
The next five minutes were crucial and the ball was driven to the half forward line where Whelan marked.
With his opponent giving away a 50m penalty he goaled but it was all too late.
Jerilderie held on to the final siren but it was a great performance by Berrigan’s young players.
Great pressure from Matt Fitzpatrick, Charlton Baxter, Xavier Fox, Nick Arnold and Pat Waugh was also commendable.